[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
November 4, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(19):673-677. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420710001001

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


ADDRESS ON GENERAL MEDICINE.  Read at the Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, held at Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 12,1893.BY JAMES F. HIBBERD, LL.D., M.D.RICHMOND, IND.

Mr. President:  —I purpose to call attention to four points in general medicine that seem to me to deserve a rehearing, more familiarity with which, I think, promises us higher satisfaction with ourselves and larger usefulness to our clients. These points are:Progress of preventive medicine; biological law in its relation to medical science; cell place and power in structure and function; mind influence in pathology and therapeutics.On these points I present my individual views; I am not a teacher nor an expert student, have no authority to speak ex cathedra and do not assume it.

PROGRESS OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.  Preventive medicine in its wider sense includes all measures to maintain health instituted under hygienic regulations and sanitation, but I shall

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview